Good Samaritans

Good Samaritans

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Shortlisted for Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards

Longlisted for the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize

THRILLER OF THE YEAR in GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH AND DAILY EXPRESS

'Totally addictive. Like Fight Club, only darker' S.J. Watson

'I loved this book. Dark and at times almost comical, a great blend of crime thriller and the darkest imaginable domestic noir' Sarah Pinborough

Dark, deviant and disturbing domestic noir ... one of the most entrancing, sophisticated and page-turning psychological thrillers of the year...

One crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach...

Seth Beauman can't sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phonebook, hoping to make a connection, while his wife, Maeve, sleeps upstairs. A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth, thinking she is talking to The Samaritans.

But a seemingly harmless, late-night hobby turns into something more for Seth and for Hadley, and soon their late-night talks are turning into day-time meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into something altogether darker, when Seth brings Hadley home...

And someone is watching...

Dark, sexy, dangerous and wildly readable, Good Samaritans marks the scorching return of one of crime fiction's most exceptional voices.

'So dark, so cool' Lisa Howells, Heat Magazine

'Will Carver's invigoratingly nasty novel ... is a bleak vision of life: not the whole truth of it, thank god, but true enough to impart to the reader the thrill of genuine discomfort, presented with the chilly conviction of Simenon's most unflinching romans dues and just as horribly addictive' Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph

'Carver weaves these strands together for an unsettling but compelling mixture of the banal, the horrific and, at times, the near-comic, wrong-footing the reader at every turn' Laura Wilson, Guardian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912374374
  • 9781912374373
  • 270,500

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"Beautiful, gripping and disturbing in equal measure, a postcard from the razor's edge of the connected world we live in." --Kevin Wignall "Sick . . . in the best possible way. Will Carver delivers a delicious slice of noir that will have you reeling." --Michael J. Malone "Will Carver's invigoratingly nasty novel . . . is a bleak vision of life: not the whole truth of it, thank god, but true enough to impart to the reader the thrill of genuine discomfort, presented with the chilly conviction of Simenon's most unflinching romans dues and just as horribly addictive." --Telegraph "So dark, so cool." --Heat Magazine "Possibly the most interesting and original writer in the crime-fiction genre, and I've loved his books for years. Good Samaritans is his best to date--dark, slick, gripping, and impossible to put down. You'll be sucked in from the first page." --Luca Veste "Oh My God, Good Samaritans is amazing. I'm a little in love with your writing Will Carver." --Helen FitzGerald, author, The Cry "Must Read!" --Daily Express "In this frantic read in sheer overdrive, Carver appeals to the worst voyeur in all of us and delivers the goods with a punch and a fiendish sense of pace and dark humour . . . my type of noir." --Crime Time "If you're looking for a genuinely creepy thriller, checkout Good Samaritans . . . completely enthralled." --Margaret B Madden "Carver weaves these strands together for an unsettling but compelling mixture of the banal, the horrific and, at times, the near-comic, wrong-footing the reader at every turn." --Guardian
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About Will Carver

Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series. He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age 11, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred's, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, while working on his next thriller. He lives in Reading with his two children.
Follow Will on Twitter @will_carver
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597 ratings
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4 34% (205)
3 19% (114)
2 7% (40)
1 2% (12)
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